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MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
president obama on the same stage when our two countries 90 miles apart had no interactions, renewed disputes over banking regulations that made temporarily at least, until today, the consulate had to shut down because they couldn't get access to bank under the security guideline. the security challenge not only for south africans but american officials, must be quite a security nightmare for all concerned. >> reporter: the south africans have pointed out they hosted the world cup here a number of years ago. this event is nothing like any other. and yes, there are literally thousands upon thousands of soldiers and security forces who are going to be on duty here. unclear what that will all amount to. in addition to soccer stadium there are also three or four other stadiums in the johannesburg area where there will be huge crowds, people watching events on giant screen tvs. i imagine there will be people in the streets everywhere. yes, a security -- very, very complicated security situation. while we've been here, things have been very calm and peaceful. i have not seen any s
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am PST
country and what they have achieved over the past number of years, freedom and democracy. a comforting time for the families. reference them coming together. i was struck by the moment when president obama greeted his wife. the reality of south africa and his life now. remember, he was elected president 20 years ago next april, but now this country has 25 to 30% unemployment, poverty in the black community, yawning depth between the haves and have not. the president took to the podium this afternoon. there are many people that feel not only has not done nelson mandela but the country has fallen far short of where it should be given mandela's dream for the nation. there's a small group of wealthy class who are middle class, upper middle class, a significant white population here that controls wealth and economy and business community nittany lion country but there are still millions and millions of poor black africans who have not seen much change in their life during the 19 or 20 years of democracy. a number of speakers were referencing how there was so much more work internationally b
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